Scripture Verse

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Introduction

Words: Fran­ces M. Mor­ton, in His Wor­thy Praise, by Ed­mund Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1915), num­ber 79.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mor­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Edmund S. Lorenz
1854–1942

Lyrics

A word of pray­er when the day be­gins
Brings a day of bless­ing sure;
A word of pray­er when the twi­light dims
Brings a night of rest se­cure.

Refrain

A word of pray­er in the morn­ing,
A word of pray­er at night!
When sore­ly dis­tressed,
A pray­er brings you rest,
Making all things right!

A word of pray­er when the heart is sad
Brings you com­fort, peace and rest;
A word of pray­er when the days are glad
Adds a joy to hours most blest.

Refrain

A word of pray­er when the heart is lone
Brings a friend to un­der­stand;
A word of pray­er when your strength is gone
Brings the clasp of a migh­ty hand.

Refrain

Always a pray­er to the God above
Brings a bless­ing sweet and true;
Enfolds your heart in His ten­der love,
Lends His bound­less strength to you.

Refrain